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12/1/2017 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

New Report Shows How to Promote Economic Security for the Retail Workforce

On November 13, CPD and the Fair Workweek Initiative released “Job Quality and Economic Opportunity in Retail.” The growth of the service economy in the United States has profound implications for job quality and opportunity for working people today. With a workforce of nearly 16 million, the retail industry is now the largest employer of low-wage workers in the country. In an effort to identify strategies to support the retail workforce in attaining economic stability and preparing for the work of the future, the Fair Workweek Initiative conducted a national survey of the retail workforce to better understand how people working in retail navigate their careers and adapt to the demands of market forces. The report was featured in the New York Times. Read the full report on our website.